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Apple Pie Recipe
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Apple Pie Recipe

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I remember coming home sullen one day because we'd lost a softball game. Grandma, in her wisdom, suggested, "Maybe a slice of hot apple pie will make you feel better." One bite…and Grandma was right. —Maggie Greene, Granite Falls, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 to 7 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large egg white
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 414 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugars, flour and spices; set aside. In a large bowl, toss apples with lemon juice. Add sugar mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Line a 9-in. pie plate with bottom crust; trim pastry even with edge. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pie. Place over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry.
  3. Beat egg white until foamy; brush over pastry. Sprinkle with sugar. Cover edges loosely with foil.
  4. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20-25 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Apple Pie in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p81

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 414 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 67 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"This is my go to apple pie recipe. So easy and so delicious. Love it!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"I wish there was a higher rating then five stars. This was my. First homemade apple pie and it came out the best I've had in my life and that's not just because I made it haha. There were a few different changes I made and that is 1. I used the homemade pie crust recipe off of crisco container. 2. I skipped the egg white and made a melted butter with sugar and cinnamon to brush on before baking. I know it's not the healthier choice but it added some great flavor to the crust. 3. I substituted the flour for tapioca because my grandmothers secret is it adds a little extra sweetness and flavor. Also I forgot to set the timer and didn't read the cover with foil part so I accidentally skipped out on that so it was uncovered for about 45 minutes. Apples weren't mushy but also not hard . Right in the middle. I used janigolds and Mitzu apples that we picked at the orchard."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"awesome pie.reminds me of home in the fall .playing outside as a kid down to my grandmothers. smelling the pie mixed with the ocean breeze. salt air .spruce trees and a homemade apple pie.cannot beat them three smells together. along with the waves crashing the beach.Ahhhhh wish i was back home in maine."

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"This was the best apple pie i have ever tasted in my life. I made it exactly as written, so simple and nobody believed i made it. Thank goodness my daughter witnessed it. Thanks so much"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"excellent flavor....used Granny Smith apples..they are my favorite!!"

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